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Published on May 28, 2019

Weight Loss Surgery: Kelly and Jenny Share Their Journey in Their Own Words

Kelly and Jenny - Weight loss surgery

We pay another visit to Jenny Beale and Kelly Sutphin for an update on their bariatric surgery journey.

About Cone Health Bariatric Surgery

The Cone Health Bariatric Surgery Program is the only program in the Triad that is recognized as a Center of Excellence by North Carolina’s top four health plans:

    • Aetna Institute of Quality (IOQ) for Bariatric Surgery
    • BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) for Bariatric Surgery
    • Cigna Designated Facility for Bariatric Surgery
    • UnitedHealthcare Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery

Patient Stories

  • Bwana Lloyd

    Homeless Yet Hopeful: Cone Health Offers Helping Hand

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bwana Lloyd lost her job as a hairdresser, ended her engagement and found herself without a place to call home. Thanks to the Cone Health-managed Rockingham County Care Connect program, the Annie Penn Foundation, the Free Clinic of Rockingham County and others, Bwana has been able to access the free preventative, routine and ongoing care she needs to stay healthy.
    January 28, 2021
  • Melvin Burnett

    Weight Loss Surgery: Melvin Burnett's Journey

    “I didn’t want to die, to make my son an orphan and my wife a widow,” Melvin Burnett says. “I became determined not to allow disease to cripple me like it had crippled my father. I felt God telling me to make a change.” With help from the Cone Health Bariatric Weight Loss Program
    January 7, 2021
  • Amanda Wallendorf

    When Migraines Won’t Go Away, Ask Why

    It took a stroke before a sheriff’s deputy was able to make the heart-head connection.
    October 14, 2020
  • Weight Loss Surgery: Ron Payne's Journey

    Weight Loss Surgery: Ron Payne's Journey

    Ron well understands why everyone he talked to before having bariatric surgery said they wished they’d had surgery sooner. “I knew I’d done everything I could do to lose weight, and my kids are in the best years of their lives,” he says. “Why would I want to put this off any longer?”
    September 28, 2020